Election of Property Rights Australia Board

21st July 2011 Report to Members In an election at the first teleconference of the new board put in place at the Annual Conference, Joanne Rea and I swapped jobs.  She is Chairman, I am Treasurer and Lee McNicholl is Vice-Chairman. I only ever intended to hold the job of chairman for twelve months in … Read moreElection of Property Rights Australia Board

We are reminded once again this country was formed by drought, floods, and wind and water erosion

15th February 2011  Dear members Weather Here we are in February, many of us with the wettest twelve months in memory behind us.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to all those displaced by flood waters and cyclones and those industries suffering substantial damage (and that’s most). We are reminded once again that this country was … Read moreWe are reminded once again this country was formed by drought, floods, and wind and water erosion

Ad Hominem attack on Professor Bob Carter

11th October 2010RIGHTS AUSTRALIA 11th October 2010 Ad hominem attack on Professor Bob Carter Professor Bob Carter has had to endure a cowardly attack on the ABC Science Show Saturday 2nd October by a Robert Ward. Following is an expanded version of a comment I was unsuccessful in posting on the ABC comments blog. With … Read moreAd Hominem attack on Professor Bob Carter

Vegetation Management and 2010 Federal Election

17th August 2010  Monday 16th August 2010 Dear Members Vice-Chairman Lee McNichol and Family are in Africa, with him playing Rugby and we expect his first hand account of this fascinating continent when he returns. Treasurer Joanne Rea is in England/Europe for a month, with her husband Elwyn playing Veterans Cricket.  They will notice the … Read moreVegetation Management and 2010 Federal Election

Beef Crisis Meeting at Paradise Lagoon

19th July 2010 PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA19th July 2010 Beef Crisis meetingFirst of all, a few comments on the Beef Crisis meeting at Paradise Lagoons on Friday, 16th July attended by some estimates by up to 700 people.A comprehensive cross section of industry participants put a very compelling case for a change of direction.There were calls … Read moreBeef Crisis Meeting at Paradise Lagoon

Senate Enquiry & Tower Of Hope Property Rights Rally

8th February 2010 Members’ Newsletter 8th February 2010 The Canberra “TOWER OF HOPE PROPERTY RIGHTS RALLY” on 2nd February was a resounding success. NSW Farmers Association must ne congratulated on using the publicity generated by Peter Spencer’s Tower Of Hope protest to highlight the injustice of expropriation without adequate compensation of property rights that organisations … Read moreSenate Enquiry & Tower Of Hope Property Rights Rally

Vegetation Management and Australian Emissions Trading Meetings

8th October 2009PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA8th October 2009  Vegetation Management The tabled new Vegetation Management Plan has to be treated with extreme caution.  PRA endorses everything said by Jeff Seeney in an interview on the Qld Country Hour yesterday.  You can hear this at http://www.abc.net.au/rural/qld/content/2009/10/s2707397.htm Results of the moratorium -the emotional trauma imposed, the economic dislocation … Read moreVegetation Management and Australian Emissions Trading Meetings

Professor Bob Carter on Emissions Trading Scheme

8th October 2009 PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA “The erosion of private property rights is the single biggest issue facing the rural community. It creates uncertainty, stifles investment, job creation and threatens incomes and service delivery.” Members’ Newsletter 8th October 2009 Vegetation Management The tabled new Vegetation Management Plan has to be treated with extreme caution. Property Rights … Read moreProfessor Bob Carter on Emissions Trading Scheme

Members’ Newsletter 19-05-09

19th May 2009PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA19th May 2009 Dear Members,·          Several matters of real importance are before us at this time.  All will be familiar with the nightmare called the Moratorium on the Clearing of Endangered Regrowth.  All sorts of information in the rural press tell the story well.  I will not bore you with repetition.However, … Read moreMembers’ Newsletter 19-05-09

Property Rights Australia Media Release 16-04-09

16th April 2009PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIAMedia Release16th April 2009 Just how hypocritical and deceitful can Premier Bligh be?  In years past, elections were won or lost by that which was offered to the voters.The recent Queensland state election was won because Bligh promised to steal land from its rightful owners and stop expansion of food production … Read moreProperty Rights Australia Media Release 16-04-09

Property Rights Australia Media Release 08-04-09

8th April 2009PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIAMedia Release 8 April 2009      Once again the governing Labor Party has shown its true colours.  Labor politicians have clearly shown their utter dislike, verging on hatred, towards the people in regional areas and in particular primary producers. Yesterday’s Government announcement clearly illustrates the deceitful and hypocritical attitude of Bligh … Read moreProperty Rights Australia Media Release 08-04-09

Amalgamations cost ratepayers

3rd April 2008 Ratepayers should be aware that the majority of costs associated with the forced amalgamations of councils has not been funded by the State Labour Government.  The state set aside only $27.1 million for these amalgamations.  The costs are so far estimated to be in excess of $200m and climbing. The difference, $170m … Read moreAmalgamations cost ratepayers

Brave New World Begins

17th March 2008 Councils’ old guard voted out Thirty new mayors will become the 73 leaders responsible for delivering local government to the four million residents of Queensland after the weekend’s historic council elections. Long-standing mayors were dumped and little-known candidates claimed clear victories as many of the state’s voters were forced to choose between … Read moreBrave New World Begins

One in three voters stay away from ballot box

17th March 2008 Almost one-third of Queenslanders did not vote in Saturday’s local government elections. The polls, run for the first time by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, were the first since the State Government’s controversial decision to cut the number of councils in the state from 157 to 73. Queensland Local Government Association executive … Read moreOne in three voters stay away from ballot box

Attorney-General has no idea of council ballot “stuff-ups”

5th March 2008 The State Coalition revealed wrongly-addressed return envelopes were sent out with ballot papers for the local government elections in the Balonne Shire but was less than impressed with the Bligh government’s response in State Parliament this morning.Shadow Local Government & Planning Minister Howard Hobbs asked the Attorney-General what he knew of the … Read moreAttorney-General has no idea of council ballot “stuff-ups”